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User Guide
BT STUDIO 1500
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Section

Welcome…
to your BT Studio 1500
Digital Cordless Telephone
Answering Machine

12 Minutes digital recording time with a capacity for up


to 59 messages.
Access your messages from any other modern telephone.
Use Caller Display to see who is calling before you pick
up the phone and keep track of incoming calls with the
30 number Calls list.
Use the phonebook to store and dial up to 30 of most
frequently used phone numbers.
As a Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telephony (DECT)
product, your BT Studio 1500 provides digital quality
call clarity.
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Section

This User Guide provides you with all Got everything?


the information you need to get the BT Studio 1500 handset
most from your phone. BT Studio 1500 base
2 x AAA NiMH
Before you make your first call you will rechargeable batteries
need to set up your phone. Follow the Mains power adaptor
simple instructions in ‘Getting Started’, Telephone line cord
on the next few pages.
If you have purchased
the BT Studio 1500
Need help? Twin you will also have:
If you have any problems setting up or using your BT Studio 1500
BT Studio 1500 please contact the Helpline on additional handset
0870 605 8047.
BT Studio 1500 charger
Alternatively, you may find the answer in ‘Help’
2 x AAA NiMH
at the back of this guide.
rechargeable batteries
Mains power adaptor
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4 In this guide
Getting started Dial a phonebook entry . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Delete a phonebook entry . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting up the base and handset . . . . 6 Edit a phonebook entry . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Getting to know your phone Caller Display and the calls list
Handset buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 View and dial a calls list entry . . . . . . . 23
Sample screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Delete a calls list entry . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Base buttons and LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Delete all calls list entries . . . . . . . . . . 24
Navigating the menus . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Copy a calls list entry to the
Menu map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 phonebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Call Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Using the phone
Switching the handset power on/off . . 14 Handset settings
Make an external call . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 To change the external ringer melody . 26
Preparatory dialling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 To change the external ringer volume . 27
End a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 To change the internal ringer melody . 27
Receiving calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 To change the internal ringer volume . 28
Call timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Key beeps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Earpiece volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Switch key beeps on/off . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Handset ringer volume . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Auto answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Secrecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 To switch key lock on . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Last number redial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Quick key lock on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Delete a redial number . . . . . . . . . . . 17 To switch key lock off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Delete the redial list . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Naming a handset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Phonebook Base settings
Store a phonebook entry . . . . . . . . . . 18 To change the base PIN code . . . . . . . 33
Character map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 De-register a handset from the base . . 34
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To change the ringer melody . . . . . . . 34 Using additional handsets


To change the ringer volume . . . . . . . 35 Registering a new GAP compatible
Reset handset and base . . . . . . . . . . . 35 handset to your BT Studio 1500 base . 50
Reset if you have forgotten your Internal calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
PIN code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Receiving internal calls . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using the answering machine
Transferring calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Switching the answering machine
on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Using additional bases
Set day and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Registering your BT Studio 1500
Play all messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 handset to another base . . . . . . . . . . 53
Play new messages only . . . . . . . . . . .38 Selecting a base to use . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Outgoing messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Select and play outgoing message . . .40
Record your own outgoing message(s) 41 General information
Delete your outgoing message(s) . . . .41 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Adjust answer delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Change the security PIN . . . . . . . . . . .42 Returning your phone . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Record a memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 How many telephones can you have? . 64
Memory full . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 R&TTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Call screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Declaration of Conformance . . . . . . . 65
Power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Switchboard compatibility . . . . . . . . . 65
Switchboard external line
Remote access
access code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Switch on your answering machine
To insert a pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
from another phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Operating your answering machine
Dialling mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
from another phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Temporary change to dialling mode . . . 67
Outgoing message menu . . . . . . . . . .48
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6 Getting started
WARNING If you have purchased a BT Studio 1500 Twin
Do not place your BT Studio 1500 in please follow instructions A and B
the bathroom or other humid areas.
Handset range
The BT Studio 1500 has a range A Location
of 300 metres outdoors when there
is a clear line of sight between the You need to place your BT Studio 1500 close enough to
base and the handset. When there
is no clear line of sight between the a mains power and telephone socket so that the cables
base and the handset, e.g. base will reach.
indoors and handset either indoors
or outdoors, the range could be The strength of the handset signal depends on where
reduced to 50 metres. Thick stone
walls can severely affect the range.
you site the base. Make sure it is at least 1 metre away
from other electrical appliances to avoid interference.
Signal strength
The icon on your handset
indicates when you are in range. Setting up the base and handset
When it flashes, you are out of
range.
1. Plug the power adaptor and telephone cable into the
When you move out of range of back of the base.
the base, you will hear the out of
range tone. This tone is repeated
until you move back into range.

IMPORTANT
The base station must be plugged
into the mains power socket at all
times.
Do not connect the telephone line
until the handset is fully charged.

Which socket? 2. Plug the power adaptor into the mains wall socket and
Power socket switch the power on. When connected correctly, the
Telephone line socket
green Power light on the base comes on.
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Talk/Standby time
3. Install the 2 x AAA rechargeable batteries supplied. In ideal conditions, the handset
Then slide the battery compartment cover into place. batteries should give about 10
hours talk time or 100 hours
standby on a single charge. The
base must remain plugged in to
the mains and switched on at all
times.
Note that new batteries do not
reach full capacity until they have
been in normal use for several
days.
Battery symbols
– Battery fully charged
– Battery half charged
– Battery low
Battery low warning
If the battery charge becomes low
With batteries installed the display will show: during a call you will hear a
warning beep every minute
(provided the battery warning tone
is set to on, see page 29). If the
battery runs out you will be cut off.
You will need to recharge the
STUDIO 1 handset before using it again.
During charging, the (battery) icon
will scroll in the display.
The icon will flash while the handset searches for
the base.
4. Place the handset in the base to charge, the red
charging light comes on and the icon begins
scrolling.
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8 Getting started

Battery performance
To keep your batteries in the best When the handset has linked with the base the idle
condition, leave the handset off display will be shown:
the base for a few hours at a time
Running the batteries right down
at least once a week will help them
last as long as possible.
The charge capacity of
rechargeable batteries will reduce
with time as they wear out, giving
STUDIO 1
the handset less talk/standby time.
Eventually they will need to be
replaced. New batteries are You should charge the handset for at least 16 hours on
available from the BT Studio 1500 first charge.
Helpline on 0870 605 8047.
After charging your handset for the 5. Once fully charged, plug the telephone line cord into the
first time, subsequent charging telephone wall socket.
time is about 6–8 hours a day.
Batteries and handset may become
warm during charging. This is
normal. BT Studio 1500 Twin pack owners only

BT Studio 1500 Twin handset B Location


Your BT Studio 1500 handsets
are the same, so instructions You need to place your BT Studio 1500 charger close
throughout this guide apply to both.
enough to a mains power socket so that the cable will
reach.
Handset numbers
Once registered with the base,
each handset will display its Setting up the charger
handset number, and
respectively. 1. Plug the power adaptor cable into the underside of
the charger.
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2. Plug the power adaptor into the mains wall socket and
switch the power on.
3. Install the 2 x AAA rechargeable batteries supplied into
the second handset.
4. Place the handset in the charger and charge the handset
for at least 16 hours. The red Charging light on the
charger comes on.
Once the batteries are charged, the icon will flash in
the handset display.
Once the handset registers with the base, the icon
stops flashing.

Your BT Studio 1500 is ready for use.


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10 Getting to know your phone


Handset buttons

Dig
ita
l
Redial/P In-use light

Cl
ari
Opens the redial list, page 16. Comes on when you make/receive

ty
a call.
Enters a Pause when storing numbers,
page 18 & 66.
Select /Menu
Clr./Secrecy
Press to access and select menu
Delete characters, page 18.
options, page 13.
Delete redial numbers, page 17.
Delete calls list entries, page 23.
Secrecy P Calls list/Scroll/Volume
During a call, press to stop your Clr Redial Menu Opens the Calls list and lets you scroll
caller hearing you, page 16. C through the entries, page 23.
all

Also used to adjust the volume when


s

Talk Vol on a call, page 15.


Press to make, receive and end calls,
page 14.
D Cancel/Phonebook
EF

1 2
ABC
3 Go back one level/exit the menu,
✱ page 13.
Press and hold to switch key lock on, G M
NO

4 6 Press to dial a phonebook entry,


HI

JKL
page 31. 5 page 20.
Press any button then ✱ to switch off.
PQ W
XYZ

7 9
RS

TUV

8 Int
Power / R (Recall)
Use to make an internal call, page 51.
Switch the handset on/off, page 14.
0 Or to transfer a call to an additional
Used when connected to a BT Studio 1500 handset, page 52.
R Int
switchboard/PBX (page 65) and for
some BT Calling Features.
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Sample screen – These are where the handset icons will appear.

Phone/Person Envelope Phonebook Menu

External call Key lock

Internal call Signal


EXT 

 INT 

STUDIO    1

Displayed when you are dialling or storing numbers


Indicates a call is in progress, page 14. in the phonebook, page 18.
EXT Flashes when you receive an external call. Stays on  Displayed when you are using the menus, page 13.
during the conversation, page 14.
Indicates when the battery is fully charged, page 7.
INT Flashes when you receive an internal call. Stays on
during the internal conversation, page 51. Flashes when the battery is low, page 7.
Flashes when you have new unanswered calls in the Indicates when the Key lock is on, page 31.
Calls list*. On when viewing the Calls list*, page 22.
Steady when handset is in range of the base.
When viewing the Calls list*, indicates an answered Flashes when out of range of the base or not
call, page 23. registered to the base.
When viewing the Calls list*, indicates an unanswered
 Indicates hidden digits (when the displayed number
call, page 23. is longer than 12 digits).

* For these features to work you must subscribe to your Network Provider’s Caller Display and/or Call Waiting service.
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12 Getting to know your phone

Base buttons and LEDs

Ans On/Off  Skip


Switches the answering machine on/off, page 37. Replays current message and skips
back to previous messages, page 38.
Use when selecting/recording your outgoing message, page 40.
Use when recording a memo, page 43.

Stop
Page Stops playback and
Press to page recording, page 39.
handset(s), page 51.
Use when
Also used when setting/checking day
Digital Clarity
registering handsets, and time, page 37.
page 50. DECT

Cancels message
deletion, page 39.
Vol + – Page
Adjusts the Outgoing message
loudspeaker volume,
page 39. s
O
ff O
Skip 
On An

GM
Skip
/

Pow
Sto
p Plays next message,
l

er
Vo

page 39.
/I
nU

Skip
se
Vol

Del
Use to set the answer
BT Chargi
n g
delay, page 42.
Studio 1500
Power/In use indicator Play
On = Power on Del
Flashes = During a call Deletes messages,
When the phone rings page 39.
When registering handsets
Message indicator
Flashes when
Charging indicator Play messages are stored.
On = Handset charging Press to play back messages,
page 38.
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Getting to know your phone 13

Navigating the menus Press to exit a menu.


Keep pressing to return to the idle
Your BT Studio 1500 handset has a menu system to screen at any time.

guide you through the handset and base options.


Refer to the menu map below for the available options.
When the handset is displaying the idle screen:
1. Press Menu
to open the main menu.
2. Use Vol and to scroll through the menu list.
3. When the menu item you want is displayed, press Menu
to
select and view the sub-menus available.

Menu map

PHONEBOOK SET UP HANDSET REGISTER


ADD ENTRY BASE VOLUME BEEP SELECT BASE
DELETE ENTRY BASE MELODY INT RING VOL REG BASE
MODIFY ENTRY DEL HANDSET EXT RING VOL
PIN CODE INT MELODY
DIAL MODE EXT MELODY
DEFAULT AUTO ANSWER
NAME
LANGUAGE
KEY LOCK
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14 Using the phone


Dialling numbers quickly Switching the handset power on/off
Numbers can also be dialled using R
the phonebook (page 20), and Press and hold the button.
from the calls list (page 23).

Make an external call


If you subscribe to Caller Display 1. Press listen for the dial tone then dial the number.
and your Caller's details are
available, then their number will
The display shows the icons.
be shown, or their name if their
number is stored in the directory.
Preparatory dialling
Secrecy
1. Enter the number first. If you make a mistake, press Clr

to delete the last digit.


2. Press to dial.

End a call
1. Press or place the handset back on the base.

Auto-answer Receiving calls


If you have switched auto-answer
off (see page 29) then you will need The base and handset will ring, the EXT
icon flashes and
to press after lifting the handset
to take the call.
CALL is displayed.
1. Press to answer the call or, if the handset is on the
base, simply lift it and speak.
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If you have subscribed to your network’s Caller Display


service, the caller’s number, or name (if an exact
name/number match is found in the phonebook) will also
be displayed, See page 23.

Call timer
Your handset automatically times the duration of all
calls, showing the time on the display during your call
and for a few seconds after it has finished.

Earpiece volume The earpiece volume will remain at


the level set for all calls until
There are 5 volume levels to select from. You can only changed.
adjust the earpiece volume during a call.
1. Press Volto increase or to decrease the earpiece
volume. The display shows the set volume, e.g. EAR VOL 2.
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16 Using the phone

Handset ringer volume


The default level is 3. There are 3 volume levels to select from, or you can set
the volume to off.
While the phone is ringing:
1. Press to increase or
Vol to decrease the ringer volume.
The display shows the set volume.

Secrecy
During a call, you can talk to someone nearby without
your caller hearing you.
Secrecy
1. During your call, press Clr . MUTE is displayed and your
caller cannot hear you.
Secrecy
2. Press Clr again to resume your call.

Redial
Each redial number can be up to a Your handset automatically saves the last 5 numbers you
maximum of 32 digits long. dialled into a redial list.
Only the last 12 digits of the P

number will be displayed. 1. Press Redial


.
If there are no numbers saved in
the redial list EMPTY will be
2. Press or
Vol to scroll and display the number
displayed. you want.
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If a name/number match is found in the phonebook the


name will be displayed instead of the number.
Press Menu
to toggle between the name and number.
3. Press to dial the number.

Last number redial


1. Lift the handset and press .
P

2. Press Redial
. The last number called is redialled.

Delete a redial number


With the name or number you want to delete displayed:
Secrecy
1. Press Clr . DELETE? is displayed.
2. Press Menu
to confirm.

Delete the redial list


With any number from the redial list displayed.
Secrecy
1. Press and hold Clr . DELETE ALL? is displayed. Press to exit a menu.
Keep pressing to return to the idle
2. Press Menu
to confirm. display at any time.
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18 Phonebook
icon is displayed while you are Store a phonebook entry
using the phonebook.
You can use the phonebook to store up to 30 names and
Using the phonebook with
numbers for easy dialling. Each number can be up to 20
additional handsets
If you are using more than one digits and each name up to 12 characters long.
handset, each handset has a
separate phonebook, so you can 1. Press Menu
to display PHONE BOOK.
store 30 entries per handset.
2. Press Menu
to confirm.
Deleting characters/digits
If you make a mistake, press
Secrecy
Clr . 3. Display shows ADD ENTRY, press Menu
.

Cancel storing 4. Display shows NAME? Enter a name using the keypad (see
Press once to return to character map, page 19), then press Menu .
ADD ENTRY.
Press repeatedly to exit. 5. Display shows NUMBER? Enter the telephone number,
then press Menu .
Entering names:
For example, to enter the name 6. Use Vol
or to select a ringer melody (1 to 3), then
Tom:
Press 8 for T. press . You hear a confirmation beep.
Menu

Press 6 three times for O.


Press 6 for M. If you have Caller Display enabled on your line and your
The maximum length for names is caller’s details are matched to an entry in the phonebook
12 characters. then your handset will ring with the melody selected.
You cannot store a name without
a number.

Inserting a Pause
You can insert a Pause in the
dialling sequence. This can be
useful if your phone is connected
to an internal switchboard, see
page 66.
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Phonebook 19

Character map
Digit button
1 BLANK - 1
ABC
2 A B C 2
D
EF

3 D E F 3
G

4
HI

G H I 4
JKL
5 J K L 5
M
NO

6 M N O 6
PQ

7 P Q R S
RS

7
TUV

8 T U V 8
W
XYZ

9 W X Y Z 9
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20 Phonebook

Dial a phonebook entry


Phonebook entries are listed 1. Press .
alphabetically.
If the number has more than 12
2. Use Vol
or to scroll through the entries or enter the
digits, pressMenuagain to display first letter of the name you want using the keypad, then
the remaining digits. scroll to the exact entry using or . Vol

3. Press to dial the number.

Delete a phonebook entry


1. Press Menu
. Display shows PHONE BOOK.
2. Press Menu
to confirm. Display shows ADD ENTRY.
3. Press Vol or to select DELETE ENTRY and press Menu
.
4. Press Vol or to select the entry you want to delete.
5. Press Menu
to confirm. CONFIRM? is displayed.
6. Press Menu
to confirm. You will hear a confirmation beep.
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Phonebook 21

Edit a phonebook entry


1. Press Menu
. Display shows PHONE BOOK.
2. Press Menu
.
3. Press Vol or to select MODIFY ENTRY and press Menu
.
4. Scroll to the entry you want using Vol or and press
Menu
.
5. Use or
Vol
to move through the name, and edit using
the keypad, then press Menu .
Secrecy
To delete digits
Secrecy

6. Use to delete digits and enter new numbers using


Clr Press . Clr

the keypad, then press Menu . To change individual characters


Use or
Vol to move the cursor
7. Select a ringer melody (1 to 3) using or Vol , then underneath the letter you want to
change, then overtype the correct
press Menu . You hear a confirmation beep. letter.
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22 Caller Display and the calls list


IMPORTANT
To use Caller Display you must first If you subscribe to a Caller Display service you can see
subscribe to the service from your your caller’s number on your handset’s display (unless
network provider. A fee may be
it has been withheld) before you answer the call. If you
payable.
have stored the caller’s name and number in the
phonebook they will be shown alternately in the display.
For more information on BT’s
Calling Features, call BT on Whether you answer a call or not, the caller’s phone
Freefone 0800 800 150.
number is stored in the calls list.

Caller information not available When you have new entries in the calls list the icon
Occasionally the telephone number will flash in the display.
of the caller is not available and
When all the entries have been viewed, the icon
cannot therefore be displayed.
will disappear.
In this case, your BT Studio 1500
will show one of the following Up to 30 phone numbers can be stored in the calls list.
explanatory messages:
When the calls list is full, a new call replaces the oldest.
WITHHELD
UNAVAILABLE
INTERNATIONA(L)
OPERATOR
PAYPHONE
RINGBACK
If the telephone number is longer
than 12 digits, then only the last
12 digits will be displayed.
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Caller Display and the calls list 23

View and dial a calls list entry Using the calls list with additional
handsets
1. Press or
Vol repeatedly to open the calls list and then If you are using more than one
handset, each handset has a
scroll through the entries. For each entry, the caller’s
separate calls list.
number is displayed, or their name if a name/number
match is found in the phonebook. What type of call?
The icon indicates a new call
2. When viewing an entry press Menu repeatedly to view the waiting to be viewed.
details for the entry: the caller’s number, and the date The icon will be displayed for
and time the call was received. calls that you answered.
The icon will be displayed for
3. Press to dial the displayed number. unanswered calls.
Or
Press to exit the calls list and return to the idle
screen.

Delete a calls list entry


1. Press or
Vol to open the calls list and scroll to the
entry you want.
Secrecy
2. Press Clr . DELETE? is displayed.
3. Press to confirm. The display will return to the
Menu

idle screen.
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24 Caller Display and the calls list

Delete all calls list entries


1. Press Vol or to open the calls list.
Secrecy
2. Press and hold Clr until DELETE ALL? is displayed.
3. Press Menu
to confirm (or to cancel).

Copy a calls list entry to the phonebook


1. Press or
Vol repeatedly to open the calls list and scroll
to the entry you want to copy.
2. Press Menu
twice.
Add? is displayed
3. Press Menu
. NAME? is displayed.
4. Enter the name, then press Menu
.
5. You can edit the number (if required), then press Menu
.
6. Select a ringer melody (1 to 3), then press Menu
.
You will hear a confirmation beep.
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Call Waiting
Providing you have subscribed to your network provider’s
Call Waiting service, you will hear a soft beep every
5 seconds if an incoming call arrives while you are
already on the phone. This beep is not audible to the
person you are speaking to. The second caller’s number
(and name if stored in the phonebook) will appear on the
handset display.
Instead of the engaged tone, the second caller will hear
an announcement asking them to hold the line.

Speak to a second caller


R
1. Press to answer the second call and put your current
caller on hold. Press R again to return to your first caller
and to switch between both callers.
Or
2. If you want to end the current call and pick up the The second caller is only charged
waiting call, press . The handset will ring. Press from the second you answer, not
while they are waiting to be
again to connect to the waiting caller. connected.
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26 Handset settings
Section

You can choose a range of settings to suit your personal


preferences.

Handset ringer melody and volume


You have a choice of 3 melodies and 3 volume levels
(or OFF). You can change the external ringer (ring for an
external incoming call) or the internal ringer (ring for an
internal call).

The default setting is 1. To change the external ringer melody


You can also assign a different
ringer melody to entries in your
1. Press Menu
.
phonebook, see page 18.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol
or until EXT MELODY is displayed then
press Menu . The current melody is played.
4. Press Vol or to select a melody then press Menu
.
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To change the external ringer volume The default setting is 3.

1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol or until EXT RING VOL is displayed then
press Menu . The current volume is shown and played.
4. Press Vol or to select a volume then press Menu
.

To change the internal ringer melody


1. Press Menu
. The default setting is 1.

2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu


.
3. Press Vol
or until INT MELODY is displayed then
press Menu . The current melody is played.
4. Press Vol or to select a melody then press Menu
.
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The default setting is 3. To change the internal ringer volume


1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol
or until INT RING VOL is displayed then
press Menu . The current setting is played.
4. Press Vol or to select a volume then press Menu
.

Key beeps
The default setting for all key
beeps is ON. Your BT Studio 1500 handset emits beeps to alert you
to certain situations. You can set the handset to beep:
If the battery is low.
If you go out of range of the base.
To beep as confirmation each time a handset button
is pressed.
These beeps can be switched ON or OFF.
However, beeps which confirm settings cannot be
switched off.
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Switch beeps on/off


1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. BEEP is displayed, press Menu
.
4. Press or
Vol
to display the type of beeps you want,
then press Menu .
KEYTONE – for handset button beeps
LOW BATTERY – for low battery warning beeps
OUT RANGE – for out of range warning beeps
5. Press Vol or to select ON or OFF then press Menu
.

Auto Answer The default setting is ON.

When you receive a call, you can answer it by lifting the


handset off the base station, this is called auto answer.
When you switch auto answer off, all calls must be
answered by pressing .
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
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3. Press Vol
or until AUTO ANSWER is displayed then
press Menu .
4. Press Vol or to select ON or OFF then press Menu
.

Selecting a language
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol or until LANGUAGE is displayed and press Menu
.
4. Press Vol or until the language you require is shown.
Choose from ENGLISH, FRANCAIS, DEUTSCH, ITALIANO,
DK/NOR/SVE.
5. Press Menu
to confirm.
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The default setting is OFF.


Key lock WARNING
You can lock the keypad so that it cannot be used While key lock is switched on, it is
NOT possible to make calls,
accidentally while carrying the handset around. including to emergency numbers
(999/112).
You will still be able to receive calls.
To switch key lock on:
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol
or until KEY LOCK is displayed then press Menu .
The icon is displayed on the idle screen while the
keypad is locked.

or

Quick key lock on


1. Press and hold for 3 seconds.
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To switch key lock off:


1. Press any key and the display shows PRESS *.
2. Press and the display returns to the idle screen.

Naming a handset
Each handset registered to the base is assigned a
number. You can give a handset a name as well as a
number to match the user or location e.g. ANNE or
OFFICE. The name can be up to 10 characters long.
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until HANDSET is displayed and press Menu
.
3. Press Vol or until NAME is displayed then press Menu
.
Secrecy

4. Use the button to delete the existing name and


Clr

enter a new name using the keypad, then press Menu .


NAME will be shown in the display until the product
returns to standby when the set name will be shown.
The new handset name will replace the handset name in
the display. The handset number will be shown on the far
right hand corner of the display.
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You can choose a range of settings to suit your personal


preferences.

Security PIN
Your BT Studio 1500 has a security PIN code which you The default setting is 0000.
will need to change some of the base settings. The
default setting is 0000. You may want to change this to
prevent unauthorised changes to your settings.

To change the base PIN code


1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until SETUP is displayed then press Menu
.
3. Press Vol
or until PIN CODE is displayed then
press Menu .
4. Display shows PIN? Enter your old 4 digit PIN then
press Menu .
5. Display shows NEW PIN. Enter your new 4 digit PIN then
press Menu .
6. Display shows RETYPE. Enter your new 4 digit PIN again
for verification then press Menu .
7. Press twice to return to the idle screen.
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De-register a handset from the base


You cannot de-register the handset 1. Press Menu
.
you are using. One handset must
remain registered to the base at 2. Press Vol
or until SETUP is displayed then
any time. press Menu .
3. Press Vol
or until DEL HANDSET is displayed then
press Menu .
4. Display shows PIN? Enter your 4 digit PIN then press Menu
.
5. Display shows HANDSET? Enter the handset you want to
de-register then press Menu .
6. Press twice to return to the idle screen.

Base ringer melody and volume


You have a choice of 3 melodies and 3 volume levels (or
volume OFF).

The default setting is 1. To change the ringer melody


1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol or until SETUP is displayed then press Menu
.
3. Press Vol
or until BASE MELODY is displayed then
press Menu . The current melody is played.
4. Press Vol or to select a melody then press Menu
.
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5. Press twice to return to the idle screen.

To change the ringer volume


1. Press Menu
. The default setting is 3.

2. Press Vol
or until SETUP is displayed then
press Menu .
3. BASE VOLUME is displayed then press Menu .
4. Press Vol or to select and play a ringer volume then
press Menu .
5. Press twice to return to the idle screen.

Reset the handset and base


1. Press Menu
. WARNING
If you reset the handset and base,
2. Press Vol
or until SETUP is displayed then you will lose any names or
numbers stored in the phonebook,
press Menu .
redial list and calls list.
3. Press Vol
or until DEFAULT is displayed then Any other settings will also be set
press Menu . back to the factory default.

4. Display shows PIN? Enter your 4 digit PIN then press Menu .
Display shows CONFIRM? Press Menu again. Your BT
Studio 1500 will reset itself to the default settings and
you will hear a confirmation beep.
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Reset if you have forgotten your PIN code


1. Press and hold R to switch the handset off and remove
the handset batteries, see page 14.
2. Press and hold as you replace the batteries. Wait
until the display shows DEFAULT.
3. Press Menu to confirm. After a few seconds the base will
beep and the handset and base will reset.
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Your BT Studio 1500 answering machine uses voice Ready to record


prompts to guide you simply through its operation. The answering machine is pre-set to
ON, so it’s ready to record messages
as soon as the base is plugged in.
You can operate your answering machine from:
(Remember to charge the handset
for at least 16 hours first).
The base.
Remotely, from any other Touchtone® telephone, see
page 46.
Before first using your answering machine you should
set the correct day and time.

Switching the answering machine on/off


Default day and time
1. Press OnA/nOs ff . The machine announces “Answer on” or The default date and time is
Saturday, 12.01pm. If the power
“Answer off”. The messages light comes on when the to the base is lost, the date and
answering machine is switched on. time will revert to this default
setting. Your messages will be
unaffected.
Set day and time
To check current day and time
You will need to set the day and time so that you know setting
when each message was received. Press the Stop
button.

Once a message has been played back, the machine will


announce, for example, “Tuesday, four fifty, pm.”
1. Press and hold Stop
until you hear the current setting.
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To scroll through days / hours / 2. Press and release or


Skip
repeatedly to scroll
Skip

minutes rapidly, press and hold through the days. After the correct setting is announced
or
Skip
. After the desired
Skip

setting is announced, release


press . The day is announced followed by the current
Stop

the or
Skip
and press
Skip
Stop hour setting.
to confirm.
3. Press and release or
Skip
repeatedly to scroll
Skip

through the hours. After the correct setting is announced


presss to select. The day and hour are announced
Stop

followed by the current minutes setting.


4. Press and release or
Skip
repeatedly to scroll
Skip

through the minutes. After the correct setting is


announced presss to select. The newly set day
Stop

and time is announced.


How many messages have I got?
Sto
p
Pow
l

er
Vo

Listening to your messages


/I
nU
se

Skip
Vol

Del Play all messages


ng
C h argi 1. Press Play . The number of messages is announced,
and the oldest message is played first.
The messages light ( ) on the
base will flash when there are
messages.
Play new messages only
1. Press and hold Play until you hear “You have ‘n’ new
messages.” Your new messages will be played.
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During playback: Cancel operation


Press to end any operation at
Stop

Play Pause/resume playback. any time.


Skip
Once repeats the current message, twice plays
the previous message. Loudspeaker volume
You can adjust the base loudspeaker
Skip
Once plays the next message, twice plays the volume at any time. In standby,
you hear a beep which gets louder
message after that. or softer. A double beep signifies
the highest or lowest setting.
Del Deletes the current message and you hear
“Message deleted”. Use the Vol
and Vol
buttons.
Stop
Stops playback, machine goes back to
Answer On.

At the end of playback:


The machine announces “End of messages. To delete all
messages, press delete”. The machine gives you 8
seconds during which you can press:
Del to delete all messages;
or
Stop to cancel message deletion. This will also restore
any messages you have selected individually for
deleting.
Any messages not deleted are saved.
You will hear a beep to signal when 8 seconds
have elapsed.
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Outgoing messages
Personalise your OGM The outgoing message (OGM) is the greeting a caller
To record your own outgoing hears when the answering machine picks up their call.
message, see ‘Record your own
outgoing message’, see page 41. Your BT Studio 1500 gives you a choice of two
pre-recorded outgoing messages, one for Answer and
Record and one for Answer Only.

Answer and Record


The answering machine is pre-set Callers hear the announcement and are able to leave a
to Answer and Record mode. message for you.
The pre-recorded message is “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment, so please leave your message after
the tone.”

Answer only
Callers hear an announcement but cannot leave a message.
The pre-recorded message is “Hello, your call cannot be
taken at the moment, and you cannot leave a message, so
please call later.”

If you only want to hear the Select and play outgoing message
current message just press the
OGM button. 1. Press and hold OGM until you hear “Please select
outgoing message.”
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2. For Answer and Record, press or for Answer Only


Skip

press . The selected message is played.


Skip

Record your own outgoing message(s)


1. At the base, press and hold OGM until you hear “Please Your own outgoing message can
select outgoing message.” be up to 3 minutes long.

2. Press and keep holding Skip


to select Answer and
Record or press and keep holding for Answer Only,
Skip

until you hear “Please speak after the tone. To end


recording release the button.”
3. After the beep, record your message. Release the button
to end recording. Your new outgoing message is played
back.

Delete your outgoing message(s)


1. At the base, press and hold OGM until you hear “Please You can only delete your own
select outgoing message.” recorded outgoing message.

2. Press to select Answer and Record or press


Skip Skip

for Answer Only. The selected message is played.


3. Press Del . The machine will revert to and play the pre-
recorded version of the outgoing message you deleted.
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Answer delay
What is Time Saver? Answer delay is the number of times your BT Studio 1500
Time Saver can save you the cost rings before the answering machine picks up the call and
of call when you want to ring in to
find out if you have new messages. starts playing the outgoing message.
(See ‘Remote access’, page 46).
You can choose between 2 – 9 rings, or Time Saver.
If you have new messages, your
answering machine answers after The default setting is Time Saver.
2 rings. If you do not have new
messages, it answers after 6 rings.
This gives you a chance to hang up Adjust answer delay
before the line is connected.
1. Press . The machine announces “Calls will be
Skip

answered after X rings.”


2. Press and hold . The machine announces the
Skip

settings in turn. Release the button when you hear the


answer delay you want. The new setting is announced.

IMPORTANT Change the security PIN


You should change the security PIN
from the original setting of 0 0 0 . Your 3-digit PIN lets you access your answering machine
from another phone. It should be changed from the
original setting of 0 0 0 .
1. Press Del . The current PIN is announced.
2. Press and hold Del . The machine announces “Security
code setting” and then “First digit.”
3. Press or
Skip
to change the first digit, then press
Skip

Del to confirm. You then hear “Second digit.”


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Repeat this step to set and confirm the second and


third digits.
4. Press Del to confirm. Your machine announces “Your
security code is…”.

Record a memo
You can record a message at the base which can be
listened to and deleted just like any received message.
1. Press and hold Skip
until you hear “Please speak after
the tone.”
2. Release Skip
to end recording.

Memory full
When the recording memory has been used up or a When the answering machine
maximum of 59 messages have been received, no more memory is full the message light
on the base will flash steadily every
messages can be taken. The machine will switch to half a second.
Answer Only mode and play the message “Hello your call
cannot be taken at the moment and you cannot leave a
message, so please call later.”
You must delete existing messages before new ones can
be taken.
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Memory full during a call


When there is approximately 30 seconds of recording
memory left, the caller will hear “Please complete your call
within 30 seconds.”
If the memory runs out or the maximum message length
of 3 minutes is reached while a caller is leaving a
message, they will hear “Thank you for calling” before
the call is ended.

Call screening
Loudspeaker volume When the answering machine is switched on, you can
use the loudspeaker to listen to callers leaving their
Use the Vol
and Vol
buttons.
messages.
1. Press to interrupt and speak to the caller.
Any message they have already recorded will be kept.

Power failure
If the mains power is lost, your answering machine will
keep many personalised settings when it is switched on.
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The settings after a power failure will be:


Outgoing message . . . . . . . . . As last set by you
Answer Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As last set by you
On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As last set by you
Message indicator . . . . . . . . . Flashing,
if any messages
have been recorded
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saved
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level 5
PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As
last set by you or 000
default
Day/time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:01 PM Saturday
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You can operate your answering machine from any
modern Touchtone® phone by calling your BT Studio 1500
and entering a 3-digit security PIN.
Using a PIN code prevents other people from accessing
your machine without permission.

Switch on your answering machine from


another phone
If you forget to switch on your answering machine, you
can do it from another phone.
1. Dial your phone number and let it ring. After 20 rings,
your answering machine will switch on.
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Operating your answering machine from


another phone
1. Dial your number. When you hear the outgoing If you make a mistake when
message, press . entering your PIN you will hear
“Incorrect security code, please enter
your security code.” and enter the
2. The machine announces “Please enter your security code”,
correct PIN.
use the phone’s keypad to enter your 3-digit PIN. The
If you make a mistake again, you
machine announces “You have ‘n’ new messages” and will hear “Thank you for calling.”
they are played. and the machine will hang up.

3. Using the phone’s keypad you can replay, pause, skip or


delete messages and adjust settings.
To hear the menu options.
If you leave the machine on pause
To play/pause/restart your messages. for over I minute it will announce
“Thank you for calling.” and hang up.
To play new messages only.
Once to repeat the current message;
Twice to skip back to previous messages.
To delete the current message.
Once to skip to the next message;
Twice to skip to the message after.
To switch the answering machine on or off.
To play the outgoing message menu, see
‘Outgoing message menu’ on the following page.
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To set a new security PIN. Follow the voice


prompts.
To set the day and time. Follow the voice prompts
when you are asked to “Enter the Day and Time
after the tone”.
Enter the day: 1= Sunday to 7 = Saturday.
Enter hours then minutes using the 24-hour clock,
e.g. 1340 for 1:40pm.Then press .

To delete all messages, press when prompted


at the end of playback.

4. Hang up the phone to end remote access.

Outgoing message menu


You can record an outgoing message (OGM) and set the
message type from another telephone.
1. During message playback, press . The machine
announces “Outgoing message menu:” which is:
To play OGM.
To record Answer and Record OGM.
To record Answer Only OGM.
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To select Answer and Record OGM.


To select Answer Only OGM.
To hear OGM menu again.
To hear main menu again.

2. When you have selected the option you want, follow the
simple voice prompts.
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IMPORTANT If you purchase a new handset to use with your
You must choose a handset that is BT Studio 1500 it will have to be registered to the base.
GAP compatible to use with your
BT Studio 1500. You will need to do this before you can use it.
If you have purchased a BT Studio 1500 Twin the 2nd
handset comes pre-registered to the base.
Only 2 handsets can be registered to your BT Studio 1500
base at any time.
With 2 handsets, you can make internal calls, page
handsets and transfer external calls between your
handsets.

If the handset does not locate the Registering a new GAP compatible handset to your
base, the handset will return to the BT Studio 1500 base
previous menu. Try to register
again by using a different available
At the new handset:
base number. Ensure that you are
in close vicinity of the base.
1. Follow the new handset’s user guide to set the handset
in registration mode.
At the BT Studio 1500 base:
1. Press and hold the base Page button for at least 10
seconds, until you hear the validation tone (two beeps),
then release the button.
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Internal calls
You can make internal calls between two BT Studio 1500
handsets.
1. Press Int .
2. Enter the other handset number using the keypad ( 1 The icon are displayed on both
INT

or 2 ). The other handset will ring and show the


ABC
handsets during an internal call.
calling handset's number.
If there is no response, press to end the call at your
handset.

Receiving internal calls


1. When the handset rings, press to answer.
2. Press again to end the call.

Paging
You can alert handset users that they are wanted or
locate a missing handset. Paging calls cannot be
answered by a handset.
1. Press Page on the base. The handset(s) and base will ring
for 30 seconds.
2. Press any button on the handset, or press Page again
on the base to stop the paging ring.
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Transferring calls
You can transfer an external call to the other handset.
During an external call:
1. Press Int . Your caller is put on hold and the other
handset will ring. Press Int and the number of the
handset you want to transfer the call to. Your caller is put
If, after 1 minute 45 seconds, the
other handset has not answered, on hold and the other handset will ring.
you will be automatically
re-connected to the caller. 2. When the handset answers, press to transfer
the call.
If the other handset does not answer, press Int to talk
to the caller again.
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Your BT Studio 1500 handset can be registered to up to IMPORTANT


4 other bases. You can only register your BT
Studio 1500 handset to another
base if it is GAP compatible.

Registering your BT Studio 1500 handset to You will not be able to register
your BT Studio 1500 handset to a
another base BT Studio or BT Studio 500 base
as these products are not GAP
On the handset: compatible.

1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol
or until REGISTER is displayed then
press Menu .
3. Press Vol
or until REG BASE is displayed then
press Menu .
4. BASE 1 2 3 4 will be displayed.
The base that you are currently registered to will flash.
5. Enter the number of the base you want to register to.
SEARCH 1 is displayed (where 1 is the base number you
are searching for).
When the base is located, you will hear a confirmation
tone and PIN? will be displayed.
6. Enter the base PIN code and press Menu . The default PIN code is 0000.
You hear a tone to confirm you have entered the correct
code and the handset returns to idle mode.
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On the base:
If registration is unsuccessful, after 7. Press and hold Page to put the base into registration
1 minute, the handset will display mode.
the list of registered bases and you
can try again or select another
The base beeps and the In use light flashes while the
base to use.
handset is registered.
If you are in an environment
where there is a lot of electrical Once registered you will hear a confirmation tone and
interference you may experience
difficulty registering to a base. the next available handset number is allocated and
shown in the display.

Selecting a base to use


If your handset has been registered to more than one
base you can select which one it uses.
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol
or until REGISTER is displayed then
press Menu .
3. Press Vol
or until SELECT BASE is displayed then
press Menu .
4. All bases that your handset is registered to will be
displayed, e.g. BASE 1 2 3 4
The base that you are currently registered to will flash.
5. Enter the number of the base you want to use.
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Or
Press Vol or to select AUTO. If AUTO is selected the handset
will automatically link to another
When the handset locates the selected base you will hear base with a strong signal, if the
signal it is currently receiving from
a confirmation tone.
its present base becomes very
poor.
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56 Help
Many common problems are caused by the telephone and power cables being incorrectly
connected, not connected at all, or the power being turned off.
Please check that your BT Studio 1500 has been correctly set up, see page 6, before
ringing the BT Studio 1500 Helpline.

Problem Possible cause

No display The batteries may be flat or dead.


Recharge or replace the batteries, see page 7.

No dial tone Is the telephone line cord plugged into the telephone
wall socket?
Check that the base station is connected to the mains
power and switched on.

You cannot link up Is the icon flashing in the display?


with the base station
The mains power cable may not be connected at the
base or switched on.
Are you in range of the base? Move closer to the base.
The batteries could be low or flat.
Recharge or replace the batteries.
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Problems Possible cause

No ring on the handset Check that the base station is plugged into the phone
socket and that the mains power is switched on.
The ringer volume may be set too low for you or it may
be switched off. See page 16 to adjust the volume.

Buzzing noise on my Sometimes your BT Studio 1500 can interfere with other
radio, TV, computer electrical equipment if it is placed too close.
or hearing aid
It is recommended that you place your BT Studio 1500
at least one metre away from such appliances to avoid
any risk of interference.

The handset charger Check that the power adaptor is properly plugged into
is not working the charger.
Make sure your handset has slotted correctly into the
charger.
Check the batteries are fitted correctly into the handset.
Check the base is plugged in to a working mains power
socket and that the power is switched on.
Are you using the correct power adaptor?
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Problems Possible cause

Caller’s number is not The number has been withheld by the caller, is unavailable
displayed even though or is an international call, see page 22.
you have subscribed to
Caller Display service

BT Studio Helpline
0870 605 8047

Call the dedicated BT Studio


Helpline:
BT Accessories and
if you are having difficulties
Replacement Items
using your BT Studio 1500
For a full range of accessories and
if you need replacement
replacement items for BT products
batteries or mains power lead
please call 0870 240 5522, or visit:

Lines open
9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
9.30am – 2.30pm, Saturdays.
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General information 59

Hearing aid?
Safety Please note that the BT Studio
1500 works by sending radio
signals between the handset and
General base. These signals may interfere
with some hearing aids, causing a
Only use the power supply included with the product. humming noise.
Using an unauthorised power supply will invalidate your
guarantee and may damage the telephone. The item IMPORTANT
code for the base mains power supply is 005391. If you This equipment is not designed for
making emergency telephone calls
have purchased the BT Studio 1500 Twin, the item code when the power fails. Alternative
for the charger mains power supply is 021299. arrangements should be made for
access to emergency services.
For the handset use only approved Nickel Metal Hydride
(NiMH) rechargeable batteries. Never use other batteries
or conventional alkaline batteries. They could lead to a
short circuit or destroy the battery casing.
Recommended batteries should have a power rating
of 550mAh 1.2V. Batteries are available from the
BT Studio 1500 Helpline 0870 605 8047.
Do not open the handset or base (other than to change
batteries. This could expose you to high voltages or
other risks. Contact the helpline for all repairs.
It is recommended that advice from a qualified medical
expert be sought before using this product in the vicinity
of emergency/intensive care medical equipment.
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It is recommended that if you have a pacemaker fitted


you check with a medical expert before using this
product.
Your product may interfere with other electrical
equipment, e.g. TV and radio sets, clock/alarms and
computers if placed too close. It is recommended that
you place your product at least one metre away from
such appliances to minimise any risk of interference.
Never dispose of batteries in a fire. There is a serious risk
of explosion and/or the release of highly toxic chemicals.

Cleaning
Simply clean the handset and base with a damp (not wet)
cloth, or an anti-static wipe. Never use household polish
as this will damage the product. Never use a dry cloth as
this may cause a static shock.
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Environmental
Do not expose to direct sunlight.
The product may heat up when the batteries are being
recharged. This is normal. However, we recommend that
you do not place the product on antique/veneered wood
to avoid damage.
Do not stand your product on carpets or other surfaces
which generate fibres, or place it in locations preventing
the free flow of air over its surfaces.
Do not submerge any part of your product in water and
do not use it in damp conditions, such as bathrooms.
Do not expose your product to fire, explosive or other
hazardous conditions.
There is a slight chance that your phone could be
damaged by an electrical storm.
We recommend that you unplug the power and
telephone line cord for the duration of the storm.
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For your records Guarantee


Date of purchase: Your BT Studio 1500 digital cordless telephone answering
machine is guaranteed for a period of 12 months from
Place of purchase: the date of purchase.
Subject to the terms listed below, the guarantee will
Serial number: provide for the repair of, or at BT’s or its agent’s
discretion the option to replace the BT Studio 1500, or
For guarantee purposes proof of
any component thereof, (other than batteries), which is
purchase is required so please identified as faulty or below standard, or as a result of
keep your receipt. inferior workmanship or materials. Products over 28 days
old from the date of purchase may be replaced with a
Enter your base PIN here:
refurbished or repaired product.

[ / / / ] The conditions of this guarantee are:


(see page 33 for more information) The guarantee shall only apply to defects that occur
within the 12 month guarantee period.
Proof of purchase is required.
The equipment is returned to BT or its agent as instructed.
This guarantee does not cover any faults or defects
caused by accidents, misuse, fair wear and tear, neglect,
tampering with the equipment, or any attempt at
adjustment or repair other than through approved agents.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
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Within the 12 month guarantee period:


If you experience difficulty using the product, prior to
returning it, please read the ‘Help’ section beginning on
page 56, or contact the BT Studio 1500 Helpline on
0870 605 8047, 9am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday and
9.30am–2.30pm, Saturday.
In the unlikely event of a defect occurring, please follow
the Helpline’s instructions for replacement or repair.

Outside of the 12 month guarantee period:


If your product needs repair after the guarantee period
has ended, the repair must meet the approval
requirements for connection to the telephone network. We
recommend that you contact BT’s approved repair agent,
TecLogic on 08702 405029 or a local qualified repairer.

Returning your phone


If the Helpline is unable to remedy your problem they
will ask you to return the product. Where possible, pack
the product in its original packaging. Please remember
to include all parts, including the line cords, power
supply units and the original batteries. (Please note that
we cannot take responsibility for goods damaged in
transit.) Please obtain and keep proof of posting from
the Post Office.
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Technical information

How many telephones can you have?


All items of telephone equipment have a Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN), which is used to calculate
the number of items which may be connected to any
other telephone line. Your BT Studio 1500 has a REN of
1. A total REN of 4 is allowed. If the total REN of 4 is
exceeded, the telephone may not ring. With different
telephone types there is no guarantee of ringing, even
when the REN is less than 4.
Only use the approved base mains power supply, item
code 005391.
Only use the approved charger mains power supply, item
code 021299 (BT Studio 1500 Twin users only).
Only use approved AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries.

R&TTE
This product is intended for use within the UK for
connection to the public telephone network and
compatible switchboards.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements
for the Radio Equipment and Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC.
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Declaration of Conformance
Hereby, Suncorp Technologies, declares that this
BT Studio 1500 is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
The Declaration of Conformance for the BT Studio 1500
is published on the website:
http://www.suncorptech.com/bt

Switchboard compatibility
This product is intended for use within the UK for
connection to public telephone network and compatible
switchboards, which support tone dialling and timed
break recall. If in doubt please consult your network
service provider.

Switchboard external line access code


You may need to enter an access code (e.g. 9) in order to
get an outside line. So that the switchboard has time to
pick up an outside line, you may also need to add a
Pause after the access code.
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A Pause lasts 3 seconds. You can Pause dialling at any


time by pressing the P button.

For more information on storing To insert a pause


numbers see ‘Store a phonebook P
entry’ on page 18. 1. Begin storing a number and press Redial
where a pause is
needed. P is shown in the display.
Pause
You may also need to insert a
pause when storing international Recall
dialling codes, charge card
numbers and with other The R button is used when connected to certain
tele-banking facilities.
switchboards, e.g. to transfer calls, and for some
BT Calling Features or those services available via
your network provider.

Dialling mode
Your BT Studio 1500 is set to tone dialling. If required
you can switch it to pulse dialling.
1. Press Menu
.
2. Press Vol
or until SETUP is displayed then
press Menu .
3. Press Vol
or until DIAL MODE is displayed then
press Menu .
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4. Press Vol
or to select either TONE or PULSE then press
Menu .

5. Press twice to return to the idle screen.

Temporary change to dialling mode


If you have set your BT Studio 1500 to Pulse dialling,
you can temporarily switch to Tone dialling during a call.
1. Press , then press , then dial the number as
normal.
Your BT Studio 1500 will switch to Tone dialling only for
the duration of this call.
Alternatively, you can store a phonebook number so
that it will temporarily switch to Tone dialling each time
it is dialled.
2. Press and hold before you store the number in the
phonebook. d is displayed.
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